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Grounding I have a 96 Freightliner and a Magnum S9 radio and everyone says when I transmit it sounds like I am talking out of a hole except when I run in rain or in the morning when the dew is on then they say I sound great and they can hear me for a long way away. Would this be a ground issue and where would the issue be? Do i need to ground the radio or the antanas better and how do you suggest? Thankyou for your help.

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I'm almost guessing that you have mounted the antennas on the mirrors and they may have rubber bushings for mounts. you may need to get some ground straps and run them from the bases of each antenna to ground... leave some slack so the door is able to open and close properly.

Robert

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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